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“It’s difficult because I have no one to talk to”—English Learner Students Share their Stories

Funding and Equity

August 17th, 2018

  Being a student is a very broad concept. Each of us experience school and life differently. As a result, we cannot assume a student’s struggles or successes come from the same place.   During my journey from Venezuela to William Penn High School, I got to meet peers from the most diverse backgrounds; some from Turkey...


A Big Step Forward for the Rodel Teacher Council

News, Policy and Practice, Student-Centered Learning

July 30th, 2018

It was a banner year for the Rodel Teacher Council (RTC). In previous years, we conducted some pretty serious research on personalized learning, and then took our knowledge and turned it into informative briefs, reports, and even workshops for our fellow teachers. This year was different. We wanted to turn our expertise into action; good...


Meet Valentina Maza

Funding and Equity, News

July 24th, 2018

Hola! My name is Valentina Maza. I am a native of Venezuela and currently a rising senior at William Penn High School.   Two years ago I moved to the United States by myself to pursue my dream of going to a top college in America. Soon after I arrived I realized that achieving my dream would require much more than a great amount of...